The TAG 2015 State of the Industry: Georgia Report presented at Georgia Technology Summit
ATLANTA (March 26, 2015) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, unveiled its 2015 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report at Wednesday’s Georgia Technology Summit at the Cobb Galleria.
The report contains key data on Georgia’s technology landscape and serves as a valuable resource for facts, statistics, trends and other insights into the state’s technology industry. More than 1,200 Summit attendees received key findings from the report, which highlights the achievements and challenges facing the state’s technology community. Some of statistics from the report includes:
• Georgia’s tech sector has produced more than 25,000 net new jobs since 2010
• Five GA counties have an innovation economy that tops the national average
• Georgia’s total technology payroll for 2014 reached $23 billion
“TAG’s State of the Industry Report is an important resource for both technologists living in Georgia and businesses contemplating moving here,” said Paul Carmody, chief executive officer of Atlanta-based software company AchieveIt and Chairman of the TAG Thought Leadership Task Force. “The report is a barometer of the robust technology industry that we have in Georgia.”
This year’s TAG State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report focuses on Advancing Georgia’s Innovation Economy and features the Innovation Index, which compares the state’s performance in such areas as human capital, economic dynamics and productivity. Primary and secondary research for the report is conducted by Internet Decisions, LLC, including TAG’s annual Technology Decision Makers Survey which polled more than 300 of Georgia’s technology executives about how innovation is affecting our technology community.
“Georgia’s technology sector is essential to building an innovation-based economy in the state, and our research shows how important the sector is for job creation,” said Keith Herndon, president of Internet Decisions. “Communication Services, Health IT and FinTech continue as economic drivers, and we’re also seeing significant innovation activities and technology job growth in emerging areas such as Advanced Manufacturing and Digital Media and Entertainment.
The full State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report is available at: www.tagstateoftheindustry.com.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.